Wednesday, November 30, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 30

I don't know, maybe Fairy Tale Haiku? ;)

PiMoBoId -- Day 29

On Sunday I was involved in a minor car accident. As a result, my plans for the day changed and the plans of the driver and passenger of the other car changed. The story wouldn't make much of a children's picture book, but it could make an interesting concept book (like Zoom).

Monday, November 28, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 28

Buster went to the vet today and made a new friend...

PiBoMoId- Day 27

Loads of stories in the Catholic Bible...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 20

Peter Pan in Kensington Garden

Peter never aged,
But his mother and friends did --
Such a sad story!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Book 89

Brainy Baby ABC's, Brainy Baby Company LLC 2005

This will be a fairly short review because I've already written about two other books in this collection.

I've been enjoying watching my little boy "read" this book lately because he recognizes almost every animal or item, and if he doesn't, he'll say "What's that?", and because he recognizes all the capital letters and is starting to learn the lower-case ones. A year or so ago, we were lucky if he spotted the dog or cat or moon or zebra. It's great fun to watch your child grow smarter by the day.


*For other reviews, please see Books I Buy and Why

PiBoMoId- Day 26

This Thanksgiving we had a family of friends of my brother over. My three-year-old son was quite taken with their ten-year-old daughter. I just saw the photos. I think there is a story there...

Friday, November 25, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 25

In the December issue of the Parenting magazine wheels for empty boxes were featured. So you have to wonder, where would a box take you?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 24

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 23

Tonight when I was reading my son his bible story, I read one of the parables. So I thought, maybe parables should be modernized...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 22

Watching my little boy dance gave me today's story idea.

Monday, November 21, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 21

Little boy helped me make cookies today. While it was kind of frustrating to have his help, it did give me a story idea.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 20

I was warning my brother about our cats: Buster bites and Chloe claws. Then I thought, what a great title!

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 19

The Brown Owl

King dead; princess young
King dead? Or has he transformed?
Whooo is the brown owl?


This charming story was written by a very young Ford Madox, and, even better, illustrated by his grandfather Francis Ford Madox of the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood.

PiBoMoId- Day 19

Yesterday neither my little boy nor his Uncle Jeff wanted to get dressed so they ran around the house in their pajamas. And that gave me an idea...

Friday, November 18, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 18

This morning I took my little boy for a longish walk around the neighborhood. The weather had changed overnight, so again it was Fall and a treat for the senses. I think there is a story there...

PiBoMoId- Day 17

My little boy had his birthday on November 12, then his Uncle Jeff had one on the 16th. I thought Thomas might be jealous and not understand the cake and presents weren't for him. I was wrong. There's a story there...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 16

Yesterday was Thomas' three-year-old well visit. He's very healthy, but a trip to the doctor's could make a good story.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 15

Going shopping with a three-year-old can be such an adventure. I think there is a story in that...

Monday, November 14, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day 14

I spent a good portion of the night up with a sick puppy. Think there's a story there?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

PiMoBoId -- Day 13

See Sunday Poem...

Sunday Poem

I'm taking a break from Fairy Tales in honor of my son's birthday yesterday:


The Day Before Three:

On the eve of your birthday
You destroyed your room
You forced open the closet
And broke the vacuum

You upturned your toy box
And dismantled a sled
You shattered a frame
Tracked glass in your bed

You pulled down your curtains:
Rod, shears, blinds and all
You snapped a toy phone
And deflated a ball


You moved the rocking chair
To climb up your shelf
It is no small wonder
You did not hurt yourself

You did all this
When you were still two --
Now that you’re three
What more will you do?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

PiMoBoId -- Day 12

Sometimes things you joke about in your house could turn into story ideas...

Friday, November 11, 2011

PiMoBoId -- Day 11

We just got back from Applebee's where my brother ate free for Veteran's Day. Brilliant idea: the veterans felt honored and the restaurant was packed all day. So, Happy Veterans' Day! I just know there is a story idea there.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

PiMoBoId -- Day Ten

Today my "boys" inspired me.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

PiMoBoId -- Day Nine

Story Time day at the library -- there's a story in that!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

PiMoBoId -- Day Eight

I'm starting to think that my kid will never be potty-trained! At least there is a story idea there...

Monday, November 7, 2011

PiMoBoId -- Day Seven

What do cats think all day? Who knows? Could be a story...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

PiMoBoId -- Day Six

Three-year-olds are so curious. Fortunately, that gave me my idea for today.

Fairy Tale Haiku -- 18

Little Mermaid

No man worth losing
Your voice or your true nature,
Lost little mermaid

Saturday, November 5, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day Five

Our gorgeous Fall foliage inspired me today.

Friday, November 4, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day Four

Today, my dog inspired me. What inspires you?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day Three

I wrote down my idea of the day -- somehow, I think I will run out of ideas before I run out of days this month, though.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PiBoMoId- Day Two

OK -- I wrote down my idea for today. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book 88

Brainy Baby -- 123's, Brainy Baby Company 2005

Brainy Baby -- 123's was another book in the four-book set I bought when I first found out I was pregnant. The great thing about buying books like this: They are gender-neutral. Whoo-hoo! Anyway, these books having been kicking around our house for three-and-a-half years and have been in the hands of our little boy for nearly three years. Of all the books in the series, this is the only one that is shedding its paper cover (with little boy help, of course). I still have to give this book set points for virtual indestructibility.

Even before Thomas was learning to count, he loved the pictures of the cats, monkey, dogs and rubber ducks. Then, when he was learning to count to ten, he liked to count the objects. Now that he can count to ten, and most days even twenty, he likes to recognize the numbers on the page.

So, all in all, another very solid investment if you are looking for books for a soon-to-be baby, a baby or a toddler.


*For other reviews on books to buy, please see my blog Books I Buy and Why

PiBoMoID- Day One

I'm not entirely sure how this thing works, but I've written down my first idea. Am I supposed to post anything anywhere?